Recently a Cheerios ad featuring an interracial couple and a mixed-race child received backlash on the internet from people who found the portrayal somehow offensive.
Let’s put this into perspective for just a moment. There are now 9 million people who checked two or more boxes in the race section of the U.S. Census as of 2010. There are 38 states in the union that have a smaller population than 9 million.
Cheerios is standing by the commercial, despite the volumes of complaints they received.
The infographic below shows some breakdown of the makeup of mixed-race people in the United States.